Fly to Madrid and then take a high speed train from the Atocha railway station to Ciudad Real; the travel time is one hour.
From Atocha railway station (Atocha Renfe) to Ciudad Real:
To buy the train ticket online, go to: http://www.renfe.es and http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/index.html
To: Ciudad Real
and the dates.
The search will return all possible connections, indicating: Type of Train, Departure Time, Arrival Time, Duration of the journey, Category and Prices.
There are two types of trains: AVANT and AVE. They take the same time but AVANT is cheaper than AVE: an AVANT two-way ticket is about 41€ and AVE about 60€.
From the Airport to Atocha railway station (Atocha Renfe):
This train is free if you have an AVANT or AVE ticket.
You can also go by underground (Metro – 2€) or Taxi (about 30€).
By metro : Take line 8 until the last stop that is Nuevos Ministerios and then take a commuter train (cercanías) to Atocha Renfe (Line 1 of the metro)
You can obtain a map of Madrid metro at: http://www.metromadrid.es/export/sites/metro/comun/documentos/planos/Planoesquematicoingles.pdf
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